Glass Fusing is the process of 1) taking pieces of glass in a variety of shapes and sizes and stacking them together into two or more layers of glass to create a design and then 2) placing the finished glass piece into a kiln where the whole project melts (i.e. fuses) together into a single layer. Learn how to create beautiful art made entirely of glass! Fused glass projects include jewelry pendants, earrings and bracelets, magnets, tiles, sun-catchers, wine bottle stoppers, nightlights, plates, bowls, votive holders, vases & more. It is so simple, anyone can do it. No prior experience is needed - we'll show you how to do everything! You can make great gifts or wonderful art pieces for your home. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

STEP 1: SELECT A GLASS PROJECT

STEP 1: SELECT A GLASS PROJECT

Choose a glass project such as a coaster, trivet, plate, bowl, jewelry, wine bottle stopper or an ornament.

STEP 2: CREATE YOUR DESIGN

STEP 2: CREATE YOUR DESIGN

Decide on your colors and then cut and arrange your design. Glue all the pieces together. If you wish to slump your glass into a specific shape, you'll also choose from one of our many slumping molds.

STEP 3: WE'LL FIRE YOUR PROJECT FOR YOU

STEP 3: WE'LL FIRE YOUR PROJECT FOR YOU

Your glass project will go into the kiln to be flattened or fused. If your project requires slumping, it will go through the kiln a second time. Pieces are ready to pick up in about a week.

HOW WE CHARGE

Glass projects range from $5-$80, depending upon size and shape and whether or not slumping is required. There are no studio fees with glass fusing projects! The price includes studio time, glass, use of materials, design tools, firing and staff assistance.

SLUMPED WINE BOTTLES:

SLUMPED WINE BOTTLES:

Don't throw out your empty beverage bottles...bring them into Hands On and let us slump them into a gift for a friend or family member! Slumped wine bottles are simply wine bottles that have been flattened into a tray or melted into a bowl shape. They make great cheese boards, serving trays, spoonrests, soap dishes, candy dishes. Make sure to remove the label before bringing us your bottle. Prices start at $10.